This isn’t about George Clooney the actor, writer or director. It is about George Clooney the political activist. Therefore, this is the political truth about George Clooney.
Clooney is one of the most popular actors in the world, virtually worshiped by many women. As tends to be the case with Hollywood people with any recognizability, they want to virtue signal their political affiliations and social ideals to the popular culture masses who think that what Hollywood millionaires have to say about the world reflects any kind of real-life, real-world knowledge and experience. Continue Reading
On Lew Rockwell, Jack Perry had this to say about the actions of Trump thus far:
I’ve tried to give Trump the benefit of the doubt and have applauded some of his actions. However, I can’t do that anymore. What I’m seeing is the same thing I couldn’t abide about Obama: The executive order dictatorship. We have invested the president with the power of passing policy without the proper actions of Congress and Senate. Mark my words, this is going to bite all of us. What, he sends an executive order telling SecDef to hand him the wish list of military spending? Ships, planes, and other weapons they want? Oh, I’m sure this is going to cost us, too.
Sorry, readers, I cannot support this man in good conscience. I am seeing the same executive order end-runs around due process of law that Obama did. Again, we are headed into tyranny with this. One man is not supposed to have this kind of power. I didn’t agree with Obama doing it and I’m darn sure not going to be a hypocrite and support Trump doing it, no matter what reasons are given. So, that said, I cannot support this man. What he’s doing is not right.
Now, it is certainly possible to criticize the very specific ends that Trump is looking to reach with the means of executive actions. But is Jack Perry REALLY suggesting that executive action as a means is intolerable no matter the ends? Continue Reading
Two brilliant podcasts (except for leftists, of course) by Trump-sympathizing Voluntaryist Stefan Molyneux. One recapping eight horrible years of President Barack Obama. The other about the anti-Trump riots the day of Donald Trump’s inauguration.
If you have the time, it really drives the point home to watch them concurrently.
Politicians always weigh their words, especially presidents. They know very well how every syllable of every word they utter will be analyzed. Whenever a politicians says something, it is therefore very unlikely to be an accidental mistake. When a politician or especially president says something that runs counter to the very narrative people expect him to support, the chance of it being an accidental mistake is even less likely.
Barack Obama has left the White House. No longer is he responsible for the many departments under his command. In other words, he no longer feels any pressure to parrot any particular narrative he doesn’t actually believe in, for the “common good.” Continue Reading
Intimidation, demonization, violence, riots, destruction… These are behaviors that – in the political sense – tend to be indulged in overwhelmingly by the left. Psychologically, the left is incapable of dealing with political setbacks; of simply not getting their way. This despite constantly promoting the virtues of “diversity,” “tolerance,” and “dialogue.” Continue Reading
Finally, the “intelligence community” has released a full report of alleged Russian “hacking” of the DNC, in order to influence the U.S. presidential elections.
And it managed to have 25 pages of absolutely NO PROOF whatsoever. Only mere assertions. Words like “we are confident” and “judge” are rampant, yet anyone with half a brain knows what this really means.
To have evidence is to “know for a fact”. To have mere suspicions, or worse, mere assertions, is to be “confident” and to “judge”. Why are they confident? Why are they not SURE? Because they have clearly not found any actual evidence. This being the U.S. intelligence agencies of CIA, FBI and NSA, this should speak volumes. Between the three of them they could not find any solid evidence. Could it be because it is not there to begin with? Continue Reading
A very good article deals with how the media voluntarily helps government and the CIA declare any dissenting views or investigative journalism that deviates from the elite narrative to be a “conspiracy theory.”
How ironic it is that a massive “conspiracy theory” is now undertaken by the governments, the CIA and the MSM about how Russia is responsible for the election loss of Hillary Clinton. The author of the piece explains why this, more than anything, is much more likely to be an actual conspiracy theory. Continue Reading
An analysis for those easily impressed by what on the surface seems like self-reflection.
British leftist Jonathan Pie goes mad explaining how Hillary Clinton losing is the left’s own fault, how nothing is achieved by braindead name-calling and insults of opponents, and how Hillary Clinton has been a useless candidate that could only lose.
Seems like he gets it. Certainly he is correct when taking the above at face value.
But he should have stopped there, where his true assumptions and arrogance weren’t yet so obvious. Continue Reading
Note: the below opinion piece is not aimed at decent, humble progressive liberals who accept the consequences of Hillary Clinton being the Democratic candidate. It is aimed at those on the left – a substantial number of people i would classify as the Hard Left – who wouldn’t know hypocrisy if it sat on their faces; who think the rules do not apply to their camp; who believe society should be at their beck and call; who believe everyone, especially women, owes them; who accept everything they ordinarily reject, when its expedient to do so; who despite their age are spoiled children who scream, cry and throw temper tantrums in the streets and on social media when they don’t get their way; who despite calling themselves “Democrats” are in reality supporters of a “One-Party-Democracy” in the tradition of communism. Who think another term for Media and Journalism is “lapdogs for the left” and are shocked when this doesn’t happen to be the case for once. Who think Russia has some kind of obligation to be nice to the candidate that is seeking war with them. Who blame others for doing – and being – exactly what they wanted them to be, if it ends up blowing in their faces. Continue Reading
As far as the question goes if a Trump presidency would be good or bad for libertarianism, depends on various factors, themselves depending on exactly what Donald Trump will be doing as president (as opposed to merely spouting campaign rhetoric which is notoriously vapid coming out of any politician’s mouth). Continue Reading